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post #11 of 50 Old 01-05-2011, 08:18 PM
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I don't have nearly as long of hair as you do....LOL.

When I show, I normally do two french-braided pigtails. It did take some time to learn how to do it, but it works really well. After I braid them, I cross them at the back, tucking them in and around each other (really low on the back of my head) and bobby pin the crap out of it. I also use a fair amount of hair spray....I do not even need to use a hair net amount of hair spray.

However....with your hair, it might be too long to do that. You might be better off with just a french braid, and then making it into a bun of sorts. Make sure that the bun sits below your helmet, but will not interfere with the position of it.

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I don't have nearly as long of hair as you do....LOL.

When I show, I normally do two french-braided pigtails. It did take some time to learn how to do it, but it works really well. After I braid them, I cross them at the back, tucking them in and around each other (really low on the back of my head) and bobby pin the crap out of it. I also use a fair amount of hair spray....I do not even need to use a hair net amount of hair spray.
I tried the braiding to see if it would work, and it's a no go. I can make lovely crown with the braids though! All the way around my head! LOL

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Ok so update - have you tried the bun at the base of the neck? That's the "showing standard" around here. I've attached a pic at how the look is finished. Like the other poster said though, it just has to be low enough on your neck that it doesn't interfere with the helmet.
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My hair easily used to be that long. What I did for shows was braid it tight then my trainer did it up like a horse braid. Folded it under and banded it. It stayed neat and together for my rides! Now that it's slightly shorter, I braid it, fold it up, and stuff it into an awesome hair net thingy like this:

My trainer is always amazed that all of my hair fits in that tiny net, but it does and never comes loose either!

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post #15 of 50 Old 01-05-2011, 10:16 PM
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I also have long hair...




I do 1 of two things. I also put my hair in a low pony tail in, and either A) Put on a hair net or B) Put on a Hair Clip for Riders:


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I've seen girls at the barn I go to with a hair net that stays under the helmet, and it's blonde in color (they were obviously also blonde). It seemed to have some sort of drawstring too. I will see if I can find a link to one.
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*Also, you could take your hair and wrap it around your head, bit by bit, and bobby pin it in place along the way. If done correctly, it will be lay pretty flat against your head and then you could use a hair net if you felt necessary. I think it's the same procedure as preparing your hair for a wig. I'm sure you could find a video on youtube.
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I also have long hair...




I do 1 of two things. I also put my hair in a low pony tail in, and either A) Put on a hair net or B) Put on a Hair Clip for Riders:

^^This! :):)

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post #19 of 50 Old 01-07-2011, 01:50 PM
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I know someone with hair down to their bum, when we show hunt seat she has to stuff it asll into the helmet and I guess it's really painful but first she french braids it, then rolls it up on top of her head, then bobby pins it, then puts a net on, then puts her helmet on over it. It doesn't feel good at all but it works.
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post #20 of 50 Old 01-08-2011, 04:59 PM
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I use the hair clip for riders like mentioned above, but I couldn't find one big enough so it looks kind of stupid:



And here's my length:

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